A cold but sunny day in Brecon for McCartneys show and sale of show potential calves saw some quality entries forward. Altough short of 20 calves due to recent changes in bluetongue movement restrictions, which meant the zone stopped short of the roundabout down the road from the market, the standard of calves on offer today lived up to expectations.

Taking the championship and top call of £2350 was a sweet purebred Limousin heifer from Gwyn, Hazel and Chris Davies, Dryslwyn, Carmarthenshire. Fancied by many ringsiders (including myself) to take the championship, she sold to one half of the judges – Robin Roberts via a telephone bid.

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MORE PICTURESThe reserve champion from Brian Jones, Brecon, was a stylish Limousin x Belgian Blue steer coming through the lightweight steer classes. The blue roan July 2007 born calf named Padraig sold for £1400 to Ross Withers.

Winning the unhaltered section was a meat machine of a black and white British Blue cross steer. This eight month old from R and L Jones, Builth Wells, sold for £1500 to local producer Mr Hughes.

Taking the reserve ticket in the unhaltered section was another Limousin x Blue this time from J Davies, Carmarthenshire. He sold for £1000 to John Madely.

Pics to follow shortly…….